This video shows the spectacular palm grove of Butia capitata, located in Rocha, Uruguay.
It shows an excting palm population in the wild
It gets in touch with the local people who make their living out of the palm grove with the delicious fruits of this palm .
You will see tall specimens lining large circles, planted in early colonial times for cattle.
You will hear bad news about the lack of regeneration. All specimens are old with no juveniles.
You can buy Butia capitata and other cold-hardy palm
trees in the Palm Section of our Shop – We ship young plants to
anywhere in Europe.
(A video of jelly palms in habitat.)
What is Butia capitata, pindo palm or jelly palm?
Butia capitata is a hardy feather palm with sweet, tasty fruits, native to Brazil,
Uruguay and Argentina. It is popular in cultivation and it is the only
frost-hardy palm that can produce delicious fruits in colder
This list is retrieved from the Palmtalk forum of the International Palm Society. Santa Cruz de Tenerife is called the Capital City of Palms in Europe, because a large number of palm species is used in public landscaping. There are more than 60 species in streets and parks of this city in the Canary Islands. Furthermore, almost 500 species can be found in the Palmetum de Santa Cruz, which is a large botanical garden located in this city.
You can buy all these palm trees and many more in the Palm Section of our Shop – We ship young plants to anywhere in Europe.
Below you will find the List of the Palm Species grown in public spaces of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
The Cuban Royal Palm, Roystonea regia is very common in the streets of Santa Cruz
Chamaerops humilis cerifera
Hyophorbe verschaffeltii is planted in many streets of Tenerife
Canarius Bromeliad Nursery grows the colourful species hardy to outdoors conditions
www. canarius.com offers more than 100 palm species in the in the palm section of the shop. New palm species are always sprouting in the palm nursery. We offer the best quality of robust plants with healthy roots. We ship to everywhere in Europe.
These are marvelous images from a place in China called “The Stone Gate”, in the habitat of the cold resistant Trachycarpus princeps – a palm species with silvery fan leaves. This video was published in 2008 by Stéphane Ringot, with the original name of “Voyage au Pays des Trachycarpus Princeps“: Trip to the land of T. princeps.
The video shows:
The trip by boat and the walk through the forest.
Adult, tall palms growing on the vertical cliffs, in full sun, with no soil.
Seedlings, juveniles in the shade of the forest
Beautiful vistas from the cliff.
Trachycarpus princeps is a new species of palm which is hardy to frost and cold conditions in Europe.
This garden is named Jardín Félix was started on a plot of wasteland in Igueste, a village in the Anaga mountains in Tenerife. Created by Phil Inkelberghe in 2005-2006 and wonderfully maintained by Thierry Jacoby.
The video shows how the garden was started from abandoned land, invaded by wild Opuntia cactus. Stone walls and rockeries were built and now a beautiful garden flourishes. There are palms, succulent plants, tropical fruit trees, and native canarian species.
Some plant species shown in this video of this home garden in the Canary Islands:
Palm Honey is not bee-honey. It the syrup obtained from the sap of the native Canarian palm (Phoenix canariensis). As Canarius.com started to work online, this unique product soon became the best-seller of the shop. This is because our website is visited both by plant-lovers and by people interested in the Canarian foods and cuisine. We plan to improve our offer in 2010 by adding new types and sizes of Palm Honey.
Palm Honey is typical from the island of La Gomera and can be used in many ways. It is darker than typical bee-honey, less dense and richer in vitamines. The unique aroma is reminiscent of maple syrup. About 10 liters of fresh palm sap are needed to produce one liter of this sought after product. Sap extraction is done manually by climbing tall palms one by one, processing is done in small and clean official factories, without artificial ingredients. So, it is relatively expensive if compared to bee honey, even on the local market. It is collected in a sustainable way as the native palm is not killed when the honey is extracted. Just as bee honey it is used as a sweetener for tea and other hot drinks. It is often spread on fresh cheese or traditional desserts, such as Leche Asada, Frangollo, Quesillo, or as a topping for Banana Flambe. It is mixed with the Canarian roasted flour called “gofio” and served as a delicious dessert. Some Canarian restaurants use it as a topping for salads and meat. CANARIUS offers different types of Gofio and Frangollo, which can be combined with Palm Honey. You can also buy living plants of Phoenix canariensis, the palm species that is used to make this unique “honey”. It is native to the Canary Islands but it is resistant to moderate frosts and grows as a fine ornamental palm.